Supplemental Assistance Program
The Supplemental Assistance Program provides grants to local governments for planning, design, and construction of needed wastewater facilities. This program helps to fund projects that address public health or water quality problems and where the ability of the local government to pay for the needed improvements is usually limited.
The Supplemental Assistance Program funds: wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) upgrades; connection of failing septic systems in older established communities to public sewers; combined sewer overflows abatement; rehabilitation of existing sewers and conveyance systems including pumping stations.
Project Selection Process: Projects are rated and ranked based on the Integrated Project Priority System (IPPS). All projects must be eligible under the Clean Water Act, must conform to Smart Growth Criteria, be located in a Priority Funding Area, and be consistent with the County Water and Sewer Plan. Projects are rated and ranked on the following: severity of the existing water quality or public health problem; financial capability of the applicant; cost-effectiveness of the proposed solution; proposed project benefits; readiness to proceed; and previous efforts by applicant to correct the problem.
Funding: Grants are typically used in conjunction with other State and federal funding sources. This program funds up to 100% of eligible project cost, with participation by the grantee at a level determined to be affordable. The applicant may be offered a combination State grant and State Water Quality Revolving Loan (WQRLF) based on their affordability level.
Contact: For more information, please contact Susan Iaconangelo at (410) 537-3327.